How to Promote Yourself for Your First Internship in Today’s Job Market

Have you finished your degree or certificate?  Are you looking for a summer internship?  Or maybe you are looking for your first career position in today’s job market.  We are here to give you some insights and guidelines to help market yourself for that all important first internship or beginning career employment.  Below are some of the important fundamentals and rules you need to follow to land that first coveted job placement towards your path of career success.     

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The Cost of Being a College Drop Out

Saturday, June 6th is National Higher Education Day.   What better way to reflect on this day than to reflect on  the pros and cons of getting a higher education.  There are those college dropouts like a Steven Jobs or a Bill Gates and others out there who have gone on to make millions and billions of dollars, but they literally are the exceptions.  Realistically, the value of a college education and earning a college degree for the rest of us, can open-up career opportunities that would not otherwise be available.  A college degree can also generally provide a higher standard of living and as well as a better life.    

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Top 10 Resume Tips to Get Your Resume to the Top of the Pile and Help You Land Your Dream Job

Graduation is upon us and, you have finished your finals. With all the hard work behind you and prepare for your new future, you are ready to go out into the workforce with your degree or certificate. We are here to help you get your resume in tip-top shape to conquer and land your dream job.


Remember, along with your degree or certificate, your resume is a reflection of who you are, what you have accomplished, and what you are capable of doing. It is a marketing document showcasing your ability and skills. You need to create an attractive and appealing resume that contains information employers require. Without a proper resume, you will not get the interview or the job you want.


How many times have you glanced at a book or picked up a magazine to read and flipped through them briefly? How long did it take you to decide whether or not to continue? A few seconds maybe? Well, that is the exact same scenario with your resume. You need to show a compelling and convincing reason to make your potential employer want to meet with you for an interview.

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Coastline College Graduation Transfer Pathway Student Spotlight Stories for 2020

It is that time of year where graduation is upon us. Each year, Coastline College celebrates the accomplishments of our students and nothing commemorates that better than graduation. From their academic successes to their personal triumphs, each graduate has their own unique journey to the stage.
Half of US college students are the first in their family to go to college and this year is no exception. Each student has reached this chapter in their educational pursuit bringing their own individual experiences, efforts, and struggles to attain their degree or certificate. Coastline’s faculty and staff has always been deeply committed to our students’ success. We believe in a collaborate effort to guide our students through these challenges by providing a variety of resources and support to them through their educational endeavor.
This year we are highlighting our students who are completing their studies at Coastline and transferring on to a 4-year pathway college, CSU, or UC. We applaud them and have asked them to share their stories which have shaped their academic experience. Here are a few of their stories:

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Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) at Coastline Changes Lives for Disadvantaged Students – I Am One of Them

Most people don’t want to consider themselves disadvantaged or coming from a background in life that may have not been the greatest. There are several ways you can look at this, sometimes you have less hurdles than you really think. Possibly no one in your family ever graduated college so you think it is not even a reality for you. Maybe you are a single parent struggling to make ends meet and you may qualify for a program that will help you rise above your situation. I was in similar shoes one year ago when my father died, and I needed something in my life to change. I was dissatisfied with where I was in my life overall. I knew I could do better. I wanted to do better and improve my situation. I came to realize that people judge you based on your accomplishments. As a mother with two teenage kids, time was going by and I was not making moves fast enough. So, I decide to go back to school after 20 years. I did not have a dollar in my pocket, but I enrolled anyway, and I did not know how I was going to do it. Someone in student services suggested that I visit the EOPS office for aid in paying for my textbooks. The next day I walked in to the EOPS department for textbooks and to my surprise I walked out with groceries, my classes paid for, and a voucher for all my textbooks. It gave me a new lease on life and I knew the future I was hoping for was truly possible.

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Find out how you can “earn while you learn” with Work-Study

Your new career can start with a work-study opportunity at the college. Often times this serves as a paid internship.

Looking for ways to help pay for your college? Then you need to look at Federal Work-Study as an avenue to help defray the cost of getting a higher education. What is work-study?


According to the US Department of Education, Federal Work-Study provide part-time jobs for students with financial needs that allows them to earn money while in school to help pay for their education expenses. The program encourages community service work and gives students an opportunity to gain valuable work experience while pursuing a college degree. Many of the jobs are located on the college campus. Here are some caveats and the steps to get to work-study opportunity at Coastline:

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Finals during Covid-19. Piece of Cake

Once again, it’s that time of the semester when everyone at school start saying the “F” word. My heart skips a beat whenever someone brings it up . Yes, we’re talking ……FINALS! I don’t know about you, but it seems that every single time the instructors start passing out that midterm final study guide, I’m always perplexed. Why? Because it always seems too soon to be at the halfway point of the course, especially for somebody who needs to catch up on their work.

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Coastline College Vice President of Instruction is the Recipient of The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program

Fountain Valley, CA, May 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program recently announced that Dr. Vincent Rodriguez, Vice President of Instruction at Coastline College, is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2020-21 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship, a highly selected leadership program preparing the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success.  The Rising Presidents Fellows will embark on a 10-month fellowship beginning in July 2020.

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Ranked #4 Online College in The Nation Open for Summer

| Source: Coastline College – Marketing and Communications Director

Orange County, CA, April 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Coastline College announced that it will begin summer classes as scheduled on June 8 with online instruction offering a variety of online courses for 8 week and 10-week classes.  Coastline College was recently ranked #4 in the US for best online community colleges for 2020 by College Consensus.  The criteria used by College Consensus focused exclusively on regionally accredited, reputable institutions identified as community colleges or technical colleges and determined by the  number of available online degrees, web presence,  transparency about their offerings,  and user-friendliness of the learning platforms. 

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